Ron Schneider

Ron is co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the Litigation Group with a focus on employment and health care law. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for employment law and commercial litigation. He brings a practical and adaptable approach to the representation of his clients to ensure that he works to achieve their goals. He has experience counseling clients to avoid litigation, resolving disputes prior to litigation and fully and aggressively litigating cases to successful conclusions.

Kai McGintee

Kai McGintee is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Education Law Group. Kai provides practical advice and preventive training to her clients on a broad range of workplace issues, including performance management, leaves of absence, employee relations, wage and hour compliance, anti-harassment, retaliation and discrimination laws, and the reasonable accommodation process. She drafts handbooks, policies and procedures for legal compliance and to ensure that best practices are followed.

Pat Peard

Patricia Peard is the chair of the firm’s Education Law Group and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and Litigation Group. She is also a member of Bernstein Shur’s board of directors.

Deven Spear, Chief Innovation Officer of Overabove

Deven Spear is the Chief Innovation Officer of Overabove, a marketing and communications firm in Essex, CT.

Deven is a serial entrepreneur founding six companies. Many of the businesses focused on technology, marketing and sales solutions. Ranging from small operations to Fortune 500 organizations. Working on custom application development and customer relationship management systems spurred Deven to think of using data to orchestrate customer experiences and advance an entirely new generation of customer engagement.

Ken Mason, Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications, The Gunnery School

In 2016, Ken joined The Gunnery, a boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 9-12, in Washington, Connecticut.  In this role as Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications​, Ken serves on the senior leadership team, contributing to the strategic direction and operation of the school and leads the school’s Advancement Team. Among his department’s areas of concentration are the school’s website, print and digital communications, community and public relations, social media, advertising, and the visual brand and messaging of the school’s programs.

Nicole A. DuFauchard

Head of School

Advent School

Michael Buensuceso, MSW

Director of Cultural Competency

Berwick Academy

John Visgilio, Principal and Co-founder of Overabove

John Visgilio is Principal and Co-founder of Overabove, a marketing and communications firm in Essex, CT.

John didn’t come from the ivory tower of the traditional agency world. He came from news, where he uncovered compelling stories that broke through. So he thinks differently about just about everything: strategy, collaboration, results, you name it. That’s why he created a different kind of agency. One that uses traditional and new media in ways other agencies don’t understand.

Nancy Clark, Owner of Drive Brand Studio

Nancy is fortunate to be surrounded by amazing team of fun, enthusiastic and savvy marketers who inspire her every day. The Drive team loves branding for clients throughout the country and they are energized by the mantra “do great work for nice people and have fun doing it.” She also serves on the NH Humanities Board, the NH Joint Promotional Program Committee and the Washington DC-based Small Business Advisory Council.  Her personal interests include travel that combines any & all outdoor activities particularly hiking and cycling.

Eric Rolfson, President, Rolfson Group, Inc.

Eric François Rolfson is President of the Rolfson Group, Inc. ( Before founding the Group, Eric spent more than 30 years raising money for nonprofit institutions and held leadership positions in $10 million, $35 million and $150 million comprehensive fundraising campaigns at Thomas College, Colby College, and the University of Maine.


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